• Corpus ID: 80284656

Intravenous positive inotropic therapy for acute decompensated heart failure

  title={Intravenous positive inotropic therapy for acute decompensated heart failure},
  author={Hulya Akhan Kasikcioglu and Neşe Çam},
  journal={Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology},
Kalp yetersizli¤i Avrupa ülkeleri genelinde tahmini s›kl›¤› %0.4-2 olan ve yafll› nüfusun artmas›yla bireysel ve toplumsal aç›dan giderek büyüyen bir sorundur. Dünya Sa¤l›k Örgütü istatistiklerine göre dünya çap›nda 22.6 milyon kiflide kalp yetersizli¤i oldu¤u varsay›lmaktad›r. Avrupa ülkelerinde 75 yafl›n alt›ndaki hastalarda kalp yetersizli¤inin en s›k nedeni koroner arter hastal›¤›na ba¤l› miyokard disfonksiyonudur. 
Comparison of single-dose and repeated levosimendan infusion in patients with acute exacerbation of advanced heart failure
  • A. Taşal, M. Demir, E. Acarturk
  • Medicine
    Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research
  • 2014
This study showed that repeated LS treatment is more effective compared to the single dose LS treatment in improving clinical status, hemodynamic and laboratory parameters in patients with acute exacerbation of advanced heart failure.


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